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March 16, 2014

Over $125,000 in Scholarships Awarded Through The AEA Educational Foundation

Recipients Announced At The AEA International Convention & Trade Show

During the 57th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, the Aircraft Electronics Association’s Educational Foundation announced the names of 22 individuals who were awarded individual scholarships worth more than $125,000 for the 2014-15 academic year.

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USPA Will Raise Minimum Skydiving Age To 18

Change Affects First-Time Skydivers Effective May 1

People wanting to try skydiving for the first time will have to wait until they are 18 years old after May 1st, according to the U.S. Parachute Association.

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FreeFlight Systems Enables Helicopter Operators To Meet New FAA Safety Rules

Precise RA-4000 & RA-4500 Systems Proven In Helicopter Fleets Worldwide

FreeFlight Systems said Thursday today that Part 135 commercial and Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operators can meet new FAA requirements for radar altimeters quickly and affordably with its proven, high-performance radar altimeter systems.

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Breitling Jet Team To Fly For The First Time Ever In The United States

The Largest Civilian Aerobatic Display Team Arrives Stateside In 2015

The Breitling Jet Team will be performing in the U.S. for the first time ever in 2015. The prestigious aerobatic display team is the first and largest of its kind; comprised of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph, and have flown across 36 countries all over the world to-date.

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WomenVenture Moves To Wednesday For EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

All Women Attending The Show Are Invited To Participate

The annual WomenVenture gathering, designed to encourage and inspire women in aviation and those who want to fly, will welcome hundreds of female aviators on Wednesday, July 30, during the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention. EAA AirVenture 2014 will be held July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Fiji Certifies Freeflight Systems 1090 ADS-B Out For Grand Caravan

Quality Avionics In Brisbane Integrates 1090ES ADS-B Out Solution With G1000 To Ensure Regulatory Compliance For Fiji-Based Operator

Fiji's Civil Aviation Authority (CAAF) has certified ADS-B Out installation in a 2013 Garmin G1000-equipped Cessna Grand Caravan 208B to enable a Fiji-based customer to meet an imminent ADS-B Out equipage deadlines, according to FreeFlight Systems.

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Iowa Airshow Grounded Again

Spencer Airport Can't Find A Person To Take The Reins Of The show

For the fourth year in a row, there will be no airshow at Spencer Municipal Airport (KSPW) in central Iowa for lack of an organizer for the event.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.16.14)

"WomenVenture is a tremendous experience for women who are pilots, want to become pilots, or who work in aviation, particularly as it comes during The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration at Oshkosh." Source: Kelly Nelson of Women in Aviation International.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.16.14): Rabbit

High-intensity flasher system installed at many large airports. The flashers consist of a series of brilliant blue-white bursts of light flashing in sequence along the approach lights, giving the effect of a ball of light traveling toward the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.16.14)

National Skydiving Museum

The National Skydiving Museum’s mission is to create an environment where everyone can enjoy and revel in our rich skydiving history; a place to record and maintain the accomplishments and milestones while telling the story of how the sport came to be what it is today.

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AD: Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France)

AD NUMBER: 2014-05-11

PRODUCT: Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, EC225LP, and SA330J helicopters with a certain tail rotor control turnbuckle (turnbuckle) installed.

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